I know of a particular bad translation string and I don't know how to find it so I can fix it or suggest a better translation.

Asked by Fernando on 2008-01-21

I want to sugest the better translation for a specific string but I don't know of a metod to search for it on launchpad.

Since Ubuntu 5 the debian-installer for the spanish version tells the user that is "Starting to partition" (in spanish: "Comenzando el particionado") instead of saying what the english version says: "Starting up the partitioner" (that is in spanish "Comenzando el gestor de particiones").

I have been searching (page by page) the spanish translations for debian-installer throw launchpad but I can't find the string, so I downloaded the PO Format translation archive for debian-installer and it is there.

Now, I want to sugest the better translation for this new release of Ubuntu so it doesn't scare people making them feel that the partitioning has already begun, when what is actually happening is that the partition manager is being initialized, but I don't know how to find it throw launchpad.

I think there should be a way of easy searching throw the translations.

In the file I've downloaded (installer-po_debian-installer-es.po) the string I want to suggest a better translation for is:

#. Type: text
#. Description
#: ../partman-base.templates:3
msgid "Starting up the partitioner"
msgstr "Comenzando el particionado"

¿How to find it in the launchpad translation pages?

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Fernando (ferempi) said : #2

Ok, you pointed me to the first 10 results for debian-installer spanish translation, there are 1509 results, that is 150 pages I need to search one by one with my slow connection.

Is there any search box where I can seach for "Starting up the partitioner"?

Fernando (ferempi) said : #4

Thanks for the soon answers :)

45 minutes past, I have found it: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/gutsy/+source/debian-installer/+pots/debian-installer/es/556/+translate

When I was on page 30 I've discovered that:

Given that you can download a PO Format file of the translation you are browsing I've searched on that file for the string of interest and then noted the line number in where the line ended. (in my case 4589)

I browsing


so I made maths:
4589 / 8.5 equals 539.88
Then I put 540 on the final part of the above internet address like this:


So I started to browse from the 541th string on, and found what I was looking for on the 556th.

Very good and smart solution...;-)

Thank you

Almufadado (almufadado) said : #6

Another solution is :

Use google to search this:

+po +es +"Comenzando el particionado" +"Starting up the partitioner" site:launchpad.net

get this -> hey you have corrected it !

Question #22745 : Questions : “debian-installer” package : Ubuntu
In the file I've downloaded (installer-po_debian-installer-es.po) the string I ... msgid "Starting up the partitioner" msgstr "Comenzando el particionado" ...
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/.../22745 - Em cache

or if you now the package
+"partman-base" site:translations.launchpad.net

and add what you want to find
después podes añadir lo que quieres buscar